There are 21 properties currently listed in Vancouver. At this time there are 5 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 3 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. The Heathman Lodge has been awarded a 0 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating The Heathman Lodge completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, The Heathman Lodge employs 48 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by The Heathman Lodge please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Winner of 100 Best Green Companies to Work For - Oregon Business Magazine
Winner of 2010 Washington State Recycler of the Year Award
2009 Highlight by the Numbers: 220,000 Gallons - water saved with new laundry system 45,000 Pounds - glass recycled 162,000 Pounds - mixed recycling diverted from landfill 199,500 Pounds - food composted 60,000 BIO Straws used 26,000 Compostable to-go boxes used 36,500 Less linens used from prior years - resulting in less transport and chemicals used 32 trees saved - by reduction of office paper and use of recycled hand towels (based on 90,000 sheets paper & 104 cases of recycled hand towels)
Our Mission At the Heathman Lodge we believed that every enterprise has an obligation to protect the environment and to offer something of tangible benefit to the community. Business must add value to the economy and society to make a positive contribution. We have taken a formal approach to ensure that good environmental practices are identified and monitored.
The Heathman Lodge is committed to the highest level of environmental management, incorporating it into every aspect of its operations. We take a holistic view of our business and are guided by the sustainability principles of the Triple Bottom Line:
1) Physical Environment We use best practices that are both responsible and economically sustainable We educate staff on ways to improve performance in dealing with understanding of environmental impact and encourage engagement and feedback from staff and guests. We conserve electricity, gas and water plus reduce and recycle. We use local farmers, food makers and vendors whenever possible. 2) Social Environment We promote a fair and progressive workplace that encourages diversity. We are leaders with a genuine concern for the community. We provide a fun, safe, educational, values-centered place to work. We believe the idea that we are all volunteers, the authority in our organization comes from its intent, mission and values. 3) Economic Environment We realize our financial success serves our physical and social commitments. Our economic impact we have a lasting effect and contribute to society.
Sustainable and responsible tourism is a desirable activity of economic benefit to local communities and of personal benefit to the individual.